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Fiber Arts Tour Weekend

Fiber Arts Tour Weekend

Showcases Maine Studios and Farms
Over 45 studios, farms, shops and galleries open doors August 5, 6, 7


Topsham, Maine - Over 45 fiber destinations located across Maine will open to the public for a Fiber Arts Tour Weekend, August 5, 6, and 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. This special three-day weekend, sponsored by statewide nonprofit Maine Fiberarts, is a chance to visit working studios and farms and to take part in demonstrations, workshops, studio tours, children’s crafts, and farm living.


This is Maine's largest open studio tour and all activities are free and open to the public. Sites to tour include a new yarn shop in Millinocket, a Pygora goat farm in Argyle Township, a feltmaker’s studio in Garland, natural dye demonstrations in Lovell, and a rug hooking studio on Westport Island.

5 Great Ideas For Date Night In Maine

5 Great Ideas For Date Night In Maine

If you are looking for some fun and different date ideas, you may want to check out my most recent blog post on 'Stiffler's Social Scoop.' I have put together a list of 5 date ideas that I would recommend to anyone that lives in or around Portland, Maine. Please check out '5 Great Ideas For Date Night In Maine.'
Happy summer time in Maine!

Volunteers Needed for 17th-century Colonial Pemaquid Archaeological Dig

Volunteers Needed for 17th-century Colonial Pemaquid Archaeological Dig

If you think getting your hands dirty while digging in the ground and looking for old stuff is the perfect way to spend a summer’s day, then the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL) wants you!

The week-long, annual archaeological dig will be held next week at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site in New Harbor, and BPL Park Historian Tom Desjardin is looking for volunteers to dig for colonial historic artifacts.

The archaeological team, led by Leon Cranmer, retired state historic archaeologist, formerly of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, will focus on a new site at the colonial fishing village, Desjardin said.

“There’s a very inviting dent in the ground in what seems to be a cluster of buildings,” Desjardin noted.

Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Appeal for Blood Donors - Find a Blood Drive Near You

Maine Red Cross Blood Supply Drops to Critically Low Levels

Red Cross asks eligible blood donors to make and keep appointments

The American Red Cross Northern New England has issued an appeal for blood donors of all types due to a critical blood shortage across our nation.   While demand for blood products remains steady, donations to the Red Cross this summer are the lowest the Red Cross has seen in over a decade.  All types are needed, but especially O negative, which can be used to treat any patient.  There are many contributing factors that make collecting blood difficult in the summer months.  Many donors are busy or traveling and school is out of session.  

“We urge eligible blood donors and first time donors to help reverse this trend and give blood to help us recover from the shortage, stated Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications, American Red Cross – Northeast Division.

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Downeast Energy Names Delivery/Transport Manager for the South Portland and Yarmouth Offices

Downeast Energy Names Delivery/Transport Manager for the South Portland and Yarmouth Offices


BRUNSWICK, MAINE, July 8, 2011 –Downeast Energy has announced that Jim Hubbard is the new South Portland and Yarmouth delivery/transport manager.

Hubbard will be responsible for maintaining inventory levels at all of Downeast Energy’s  propane and oil storage facilities as well as being sure the company’s contracted gas stations are kept in supply.  In his new role he will also be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Delivery Department of both the South Portland and Yarmouth offices.

“Jim comes to us with more than five years of experience in the energy industry making him a valuable addition to our energy team,” said Brad Libby, General Manager of the South Portland/Yarmouth offices of Downeast Energy.

July Fires in Bath

BATH – The Mid Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross was on the scene to meet the needs of two Bath area families with the help of volunteers Judy Hamer and Andrew Eckman and the generous support of our local community.

The Mid Coast Chapter responded to meet the emergency needs of the three adults and one child following two separate fires in Bath on July 3rd and 6th.  In disasters situations like home fires, the Mid Coast Chapter often provides assistance with temporary housing, as well as food, clothing and emotional support to the families affected.